I've had to take a day off from my usual fare of French Press coffee because I drove to Huntsville, Texas yesterday to speak to the Tall Pines Quilt Guild. I'd never driven down some of the smaller country roads that lead to Huntsville and I totally loved it. It made the drive so much more fun. Who knew that there was a monastery outside of Navasota or that old town Brenham was so charming? Not me, but I know now and I'm recommending the sights along Highway 105 and Highway 30 to my fellow Texans.
I'm back now and ready for the coffee cozie/fabric giveaway extravaganza, so let's get started.
Finished size: 12 1/2" x 5 1/2"
5 fat eighths of cotton solids and prints for top
1 fat eighth of cotton solid or print for backing
3 1/4" triangle template (found here) Edited to add: I've fixed the link for the template.
Coordinating machine sewing thread
Quilter's clear acrylic ruler
Covered elastic ponytail holder
Cotton batting at measuring 12 1/2" x 5 1/2"
2 large buttons (about 1")
Hand sewing needle
Coordinating hand sewing thread
Fabric marker or pencil
Creating the Patchwork:
Note: All seam allowances are 1/4". Unless otherwise noted, press all seams to one side, alternating sides where seams intersect.
1. Print paper template.
2. Using paper scissors, cut out paper template.
3. Using template, cut 22 triangles from prints and solids intended for top.
4. Working with one pair of triangles, pin triangles right sides together, along one long edge.
5. Sew together. Press seam.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to create 5 pairs of sewn triangles.
7. Pin and sew pairs together, one at a time, to create a sewn row of 10 triangles.
8. Pin and sew an additional triangle to one end of triangle row.
9. Repeat steps 4-8 to create a second row of sewn triangles.
11. Sew together. Press seam open.
Finishing the Cozie:
1. Cut ponytail holder in half.
2. Machine baste ponytail holders so that raw edges of holders are flush and evenly spaced along one short edge of patchwork.
4. Working on a flat surface, layer batting, top, right side facing up, and backing, wrong side facing up.
5. Pin together.
6. Maintaining a 1/4" seam allowance, stitch around perimeter of cozie, leaving a 6" unsewn gap. Trim corners.
7. Turn cozie right side out so that batting is sandwiched by top and backing and right side of backing faces out.
8. Turn under 1/4" seam allowance at gap and hand sew gap closed.
9. Mark placement of buttons and hand sew in place.
If you read my previous post then you know that Tammy of Marmalade Fabrics provided the beautiful material for my version of the French Press Cozie and because she's a lovely person and a terrific online vendor, she wants to provide one of you with the fabric needed to make this cozie. To that end, she's giving away a $20 gift certificate good for any of the luscious fabrics available at Marmalade. I think y'all know what needs to be done, but, just in case you don't, leave a comment and I'll put your name in the pot for the gift certificate drawing.